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Towards an integrated taxonomy of the Merodon equestris species complex (Diptera: Syrphidae) including description of a new species, with additional data on Iberian Merodon

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 January 2012

M. Ángeles Marcos-García
Affiliation:
University of Alicante, Centro Iberoamericano de la Biodoversidad (CIBIO), 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain.
Ante Vujić
Affiliation:
University of Novi Sad, Department of Biology and Ecology, Trg Dositeja Obradovica 2, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Antonio Ricarte
Affiliation:
National Museums Scotland, National Museums Collection Centre, Natural Sciences, Entomology, 242 West Granton Road, Edinburgh EH5 1JA, Scotland, United Kingdom
Gunilla Ståhls
Affiliation:
Finnish Museum of Natural History, PO Box 17, FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
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Abstract

Study of specimens of Merodon Meigen collected in southwestern Europe resulted in new data and taxonomic changes for this genus. The cryptic species Merodon confusussp. nov. (Merodon equestris species group) is described based on specimens collected in Cabañeros National Park, central Spain. Morphological and molecular diagnostic characters are provided to separate members of the species group. Merodon aeneus fulvus Gil Collado is proposed as a junior synonym of Merodon pumilus Macquart. The first Iberian record of Merodon rufus Meigen is reported and updates of the revision of Iberian Merodon are provided.

Résumé

L'étude de spécimens de Merodon Meigen collectés dans le sud-ouest de l'Europe, a conduit à de nouvelles données et modifications taxonomiques pour ce genre. L'espèce cryptique Merodon confusussp. nov. (groupe Merodon equestris) est décrite à partir de spécimens attrapés dans le Parc National Cabañeros, au centre de l'Espagne. Les caractères morphologiques et moléculaires de diagnostique sont fournis afin de séparer Merodon confusus des autres espèces du groupe. Merodon aeneus fulvus Gil Collado est proposée comme synonyme de Merodon pumilus Macquart. Il s'agit de la première mention de Merodon rufus Meigen dans la Péninsule Ibérique, et une mise à jour de la révision publiée des espèces de Merodon dans la Péninsule Ibérique est fournie.

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